Quinten Nelson

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Brian Ross, Quinten Nelson, Chris Kraus, Ross Morrow, Rick Gaenzle (left to right) after a successful North Channel crossing
Quinten Nelson is an escort pilot in the North Channel between Scotland and Ireland. His first mate on escort crossings is Ross Morrow.

Solo Swimmers

He escorted Maggie Kidd across the North Channel on 23 August 1988 in 15 hours 26 minutes and Michelle Macy on 15 July 2013 in 9 hours 34 minutes to set a new world record.

Relays

He also piloted a 3-man relay across the North Channel that included Rick Gaenzle, Brian Ross and Chris Kraus, on 7 August 2012 to a record-setting time of 10 hours 18 minutes from Ireland to Scotland in 13-16°C despite a high volume of jellyfish.

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